Frantz Chagnoleau Macon-Village Clos St. Pancras 2019 organic, 750 ml.
Fruity and fresh Chardonnay from Mâcon. Classic for the local area. A touch exotic.
The white wines form Mâcon in the southern Bourgogne is often in the shadow of the more well known municipalities towards north. But the terroir is atleast just as unique and that is what the talented fiery soul Frantz Chagnoleau has set in motion to prove.
After a degree as enologist from Bordeaux and a apprenticeship at the charismatic Mâcon-farmer Olivier Merlin Frantz debuted with his first year from his own fields (7 small hectar) in 2010. His wife Caroline is also an enologist and has worked for Newton in California partly with the Bourgogne-icon Dominique Lafon.
Partly inspired of Lafon's reference wine are Frantz and Caroline organic certified and works exclusively with natural yeast and apart from that as little intervention as possible in the procces from grape to wine.